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Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva, 2012

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UNIQUE AND PERFECTLY AGED RIBERA DEL DUERO

2012 is a concentrated, juicy, silky, and well-defined vintage. It is an expression that can be enjoyed immediately, but it will become incredible over time. Undoubtedly a big, generous wine, with sumptuously ripe fruit, vibrant with redcurrants and fine cedar. The essence of Unico is its ageing, and as a result the tannins are are well matured and despite its years it retains a youthful freshness. Decanter, 95 Points

  • Tim Atkin 97 points, Decanter 95 Points
  • 6 years in oak,4 years in bottle 
  • 95% Tempranillo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Elegant and Glorious

Cellaring:  It can be aged for up to 40 - 60 years

Food Pairing: Will perfectly complement Spanish cured meats, red meats and also spicy dishes.

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

After its fermentation, its goes through what is probably the world's longest ageing of a red wine, almost 10 years between wood and bottle. The different stages take place in different types of barrel: American and French wood, new and used 225-litre barrels, 20,000-litre vats, each batch is what determines the type of wood and the time spent in each container.

After the stage in the wood, it is aged in the bottle to complete a long and complex ageing process. It will normally spend 6 years in wood and 4 in the bottle.

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